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Peeps Rice Krispie Squares

overhead shot of pieces of Rice Krispie treats on a wooden board
These Peeps Rice Krispie squares are such a sweet and adorable addition to your spring dessert table with their pretty pastel layers.
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 (1.38-ounce) PEEPS Rainbow pops (4 colors of peeps in each pop - pink, blue, green & yellow)
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal, divided
  • ¾ cup salted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with baking spray and set aside. Prepare all your ingredients before you start making these peeps Rice Krispie squares because you will need to work quickly with each peeps color batch. 
    You will need 4 medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowls for this recipe. If you only have one or two mixing bowls, then you will need to wash the bowls between mixing each colored batch of marshmallow peeps. Remove peeps from their lollipop stick and sort them into colors.
  • To a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add ½ cup mini marshmallows, 3 tablespoons of butter, and all 8 green peeps. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and stir to completely combine all the ingredients into a smooth consistency. 
  • Fold in 2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal until all the cereal is coated in the colored marshmallow mixture.
  • Layer the green-colored marshmallow coated Rice Krispie cereal mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Using your hands, gently press the mixture into an even layer. 
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the yellow-colored peeps followed by the blue peeps and pink peeps until you have 4 layers of peeps colored rice Krispie cereal layered one on top of the other. Gently press down on the final layer to make sure that your peeps Rice Krispie squares are tightly packed.
  • Place the baking dish into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the peeps Rice Krispies to cool and set completely before slicing and serving them. 

Notes

  • Make sure you are using fresh peeps and mini marshmallows in this recipe. They melt so much easier and smoother. 
  • You can add a few drops of liquid or gel food coloring if you would like to deepen the colors of your layers. I would start with 2 to 3 drops of food coloring then work your way up to your desired color intensity.
  • Wet your hands with warm water, or spray them lightly with cooking spray, to help keep the marshmallow mixture from sticking to your hands as you firmly press the mixture down in the dish.
  • You can allow your peeps Rice Krispies to cool, and set on the counter instead of chilling them. However, I suggest you wait at least an hour or more before slicing them. They may be a bit stickier when cutting them if you skip the chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1596IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 6mg